Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 887,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 887,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,450

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